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EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Al Sharpton addresses packed house at Oakwood

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Longtime civil rights activist and firebrand Rev. Al Sharpton addressed a community service at Oakwood University’s Seventh Day Adventist Church Sunday evening. Sharpton used a mixture of humor, religious belief, and life experiences to keep the standing-room-only crowd enthralled during his hour-long message. Never one to shy away from controversy Sharpton also commented on […]

EXCLUSIVE: The circus comes to town

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Join HNW as we follow the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus as it arrives in Huntsville for the annual shows. Our exclusive video shows the circus train headed through the scenic countryside of the Paint Rock River Valley to the downtown depot. Also witness the parade of elephants as they make their […]

Info for Monday’s Cotton Row Run

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(From release) Approximately 5,000 people are expected to participate and watch the Cotton Row Races this Monday, May 26, 2014. This race is one of the largest events in the city and requires numerous officers and multiple road closings to keep runners safe. Motorists should obey all Police Officers and Public Safety Aides who will […]

City opens two new entertainment districts

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(From release) The City of Huntsville is launching two new Arts & Entertainment Districts on Thursday, June 20, in downtown Huntsville. The City is taking advantage of the State’s new open container legislation to develop cultural districts where street performers, block parties, concerts, live art demonstrations, art strolls, outdoor movies and more will occur […]

Mayor wants your downtown holiday ideas

(From release)When you imagine downtown Huntsville, what experiences do you envision from Thanksgiving to New Years?
Mayor Tommy Battle wants to know your ideas in his December topic on the Imagine Huntsville community forum page. The 2012 season offers a wide variety of activities, but we are already thinking ahead to 2013. So, what ideas do […]

City adds WiFi to community centers

(From release) The City of Huntsville announced today the addition of five community centers to its growing list of free WiFi access points now available through the Parks & Recreation Department and Traveller Multimedia Network.
The new locations include Cavalry Hill Community Center, Westside Community Center, Lakewood Community Center, Dr. Richard Showers Sr. Recreation Center and […]

Rockettes to visit Rocket City

(From release) Parkway Place Mall will welcome the Radio City Rockettes®, known worldwide for their eye-high kicks, to the Food Court on Wednesday, September 12 at 4pm. Children are invited to participate as the Radio City Rockettes demonstrate their famous kicks, provide a glimpse of the history of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and discuss […]

Brahan Spring gets $2M makeover

(From release) Brahan Spring Park is sporting a new look after receiving nearly $2 million in improvements in the last three years. Today, the 170-acre park is rapidly returning as one of the City’s most desirable locations for families to picnic and enjoy outdoor activities.
“Brahan Spring Park is one of the City’s greatest assets, and […]

Huntsville Arts Council gets national grant

(From release) The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces 80 Our Town grant awards totaling $4.995 million and reaching 44 states and the District of Columbia.  Huntsville’s Arts Council is one of the grantees and will receive $50,000 to support a planning project to connect and engage neighborhoods, business districts, residents, and visitors through […]

Lakewood Park to receive KaBOOM playground

(From release) Mayor Tommy Battle announced a new KaBOOM playground is coming soon to Lakewood Park on York Road in North Huntsville. The $40,000 playground will feature a variety of play equipment along with an expansive open space and running area.
The playground is being made possible, in part, through a $15,000 grant from KaBOOM, a […]

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